Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • James Ramsay is a professor of Security Studies, founding coordinator of the Homeland Security program, and founding Chair of the Department of Security Studies at the University of New Hampshire – an NSA/DHS designated cybersecurity education CAE. Prior to UNH, he created one of the nation’s first undergraduate programs in homeland security at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, where he also founded the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs. He has over 20 years’ experience in public health, terrorism studies, intelligence, cybersecurity, emergency management, occupational and environmental health.

    Dr. Ramsay serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and on the editorial boards for the Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counterterrorism, Homeland Security Affairs Journal, was co-developer and is associate editor of the Journal of Security, Intelligence and Resilience Education. He also serves on the IAFIE Board and as the Vice President of the NH InfraGard Chapter.

    Research interests include climate security; homeland security, intelligence, and law enforcement education; and the relationship between environmental and human security and national security strategy. Books include Introduction to Homeland Security and Critical Issues in Homeland Security: A Casebook and Theoretical Foundations of Homeland Security: Strategies, Operations and Structures, all by Routledge, and Foundations of Environmental Security: Integrating Resilience into National Security published by the American Meteorological Society. His current text is focused on Climate Security.

    Dr. Ramsay has been involved in curriculum and program design, and education standards development in homeland security, intelligence, emergency management and occupational safety for 20 years. He’s advised several University programs and served on the Board of Directors of ABET, Inc.

    Dr. Ramsay was appointed by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors to the Director of NIOSH in the CDC, where he served for 4 years, and served on the CDC/NIOSH Institutional Review Board and their Disaster Research IRBs for 10 years. In 2020, Dr. Ramsay was the inaugural recipient of the Dave McIntyre Award for outstanding education and scholarship in Homeland Security by the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, and was elected as an ASSP “Fellow” in 2019.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 A roadmap to professionalism: Advancing occupational safety and health I practice as a profession in the United StatesSafety Science.  118:168-180. 2019
    2019 The scholarship of teaching and learning in emergency management and homeland security: Trends, gaps, barriers, and opportunities.Journal of Emergency Management.  17:27-34. 2019
    2017 Re-conceptualizing Environmental Security as Resilience: Strategic Planning for Human and National SecurityJournal of Human Security and Resilience2017
    2015 Advancing the Occupational Health and Safety Profession by Outcomes-Based AccreditationProfessional safety2015
    2014 Defining and Distinguishing Homeland from National Security and Climate-Related Environmental Security, in Theory and PracticeJournal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  12. 2014
    2014 Research and Policy in Homeland Security and Climate Change: Results from a Roundtable on Climate Change and Homeland SecurityJournal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  12. 2014
    2013 Paradigms for Cybersecurity Education in a Homeland Security ProgramJournal of Homeland Security Education.  2. 2013
    2013 The Case for Accreditation in Homeland SecurityJournal of Homeland Security Education.  2. 2013
    2013 There’s a Pattern Here”: The Search for a Theoretical Framework for Modern Homeland Security and the Case of Environmental Security”.Homeland Security Affairs2013
    2012 Perceptual Framing of Homeland SecurityHomeland Security Affairs.  8. 2012
    2011 A Guide for Homeland Security Instructors Preparing Critical Infrastructure Protection CoursesHomeland Security Affairs.  7. 2011
    2010 Development of an Outcomes-based Undergraduate Curriculum in Homeland SecurityHomeland Security Affairs.  6. 2010
    2009 Economic Analysis for the Occupational Safety and Health ProfessionProfessional safety2009
    A Competency-Based Model Curriculum for Occupational Safety and Health: Results from Two National ASSE Education Standards WorkshopsProfessional safety
    Development of Competency-Based Education Standards for Homeland Security Academic ProgramsJournal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    The Elusive Field of Cyber Intelligence: Notes from the Educational FrontThe Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers
    The Elusive Field of Cyber Intelligence: Notes from the Educational FrontThe Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers
    The Role of Education and Certification in the Future of SafetyProfessional safety
    The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Trends, Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

    Article

    Year Title
    2009 Integrating Environmental Security and Social Impacts ResearchWeather and Social Impacts Newsletter.  3. 2009

    Book

    Year Title
    2019 Environmental Security: Concepts, Challenges and Case Studies.  Ed. Ramsay, James.  2019
    2013 Critical Issues in Homeland Security: A Casebook.  Ed. Ramsay, James.  2013
    2012 Introduction to Homeland Security.  Ed. Ramsay, James.  2012

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2020 Human and Environmental Security Theory 2020
    2020 Introduction to Security Theory 2020
    2020 Public Health Security Theory 2020
    2020 Disaster Relief in a Conflict Zone: The Case of Syria 2020
    2019 Energy Security.  Ed. Ramsay, James.  2019
    2019 Food Security.  Ed. Ramsay, James.  2019
    2019 Security as Resilience.  Ed. Ramsay, James.  2019
    2019 Water Security.  Ed. Ramsay, James.  2019
    2018 Framing the Occupational Safety and Health Profession: A Brief History, and Road map for the Future 2018
    2014 Arctic Security; Oil, Polar Bears, Melting Ice Caps and US National Security 2014
    2014 The Security Implications of Natural Disasters: The Case of Hurricane Katrina 2014
    2012 Environmental Security and Public Health 2012
    2012 Epilog 2012
    2012 Fundamentals of Critical Infrastructure Protection 2012
    2011 Economic Analysis for the Safety, Health and Environmental Professions 2011
    Aviation Security in the United States: A brief history of how security has evolved in the Aviation Industry over the last 40 years
    Cost Analysis and Budgeting for Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    Homeland Security Pre- and Post COVID-19: “Resilience, Public Health and Preparedness Lessons from the Catastrophe’s Unique, Disruptive Global and Domestic Security Challenges
    The Integration of Statistical Learning in Intelligence Education: Equipping the Intelligence Profession to Analyze Data Centric Threats
    The Integration of Statistical Learning in Intelligence Education: Equipping the Intelligence Profession to Analyze Data Centric Threats
    “Climate Change and Related Variables’ Importance in Undergraduate Emergency Management and Homeland Security Teaching.”
    “Covid-19, Climate Crisis, and the Urgent Need for a Transformational National Security Paradigm Shift in Practice and Theory.”
    “The Human Agency Security Fallacy: A Case for a Government-Level Structural/Organizational and Conceptual Paradigm Shift in the Wake of Complex Pandemic and Climate Crisis Security Risks.”
    “The Implications of COVID-19, Public Health, and Other Human Security Disasters: Curricular and Policy Integration Mandates.”

    Teaching Activities

  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2022
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2022
  • Comparative Homeland Security Taught course 2022
  • Comparative Homeland Security Taught course 2022
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2022
  • IndStdy/Capstone in HLS Taught course 2022
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2022
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2022
  • Strat Planing & Decision Mkg Taught course 2022
  • Strat Planning & Decision Mkg Taught course 2022
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2021 - 2022
  • Enviro Sec, Climate Ch & Confl Taught course 2021
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2021
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2021
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2021
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2021
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2021
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2021
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2021
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2021
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2021
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2021
  • Comparative Homeland Security Taught course 2021
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2021
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2021
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2021
  • Strat Planing & Decision Mkg Taught course 2021
  • Strat Planning & Decision Mkg Taught course 2021
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2020
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2020
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2020
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2020
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study in HLS Taught course 2020
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2020
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2020
  • IS/Human & Environ Security Taught course 2020
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study in HLS Taught course 2020
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2020
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2020
  • Comparative Homeland Security Taught course 2020
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2020
  • Strat Planning & Decision Mkg Taught course 2020
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2020
  • Comparative Homeland Security Taught course 2020
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2020
  • Strat Planing & Decision Mkg Taught course 2020
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2019 - 2020
  • Strat Planing & Decision Mkg Taught course 2019 - 2020
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2019
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2019
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2019
  • IS/HLS 610-ExercDesign&Eval Taught course 2019
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2019
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2019
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2019
  • Comp Hmland Security Lab Taught course 2019
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2019
  • Comparative Homeland Security Taught course 2019
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study in HLS Taught course 2019
  • Strat Planning & Decision Mkg Taught course 2019
  • Comparative Homeland Security Taught course 2019
  • Intelligence Systems Taught course 2019
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2019
  • Strat Planing & Decision Mkg Taught course 2019
  • IS/Intelligence Sys & Struct Taught course 2018 - 2019
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2018
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2018
  • IS/Crit Infrastruct Security Taught course 2018
  • IS/Environ & Human Security Taught course 2018
  • Int'l Criminal Law Survey Taught course 2018
  • Top/Comp Criminal Just Systems Taught course 2018
  • Top/Human Trafficking Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2018
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2018
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2018
  • IS/Exercise Design &Evaluation Taught course 2018
  • Emergent Topics Taught course 2018
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2018
  • IS/Critical Infrastructure Sec Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study in HLS Taught course 2018
  • Internship Taught course 2018
  • Strat Planing & Decision Mkg Taught course 2018
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2018
  • Capstone in HLS Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2017
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2017
  • IS/Intelligence Systems & Stru Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2017
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2017
  • Intelligence Systems Taught course 2017
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2017
  • HLS Internship Taught course 2017
  • Strat Planing & Decision Mkg Taught course 2017
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Security Taught course 2016
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2016
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2016
  • Emergency Management Taught course 2016
  • Corporate Security Taught course 2016
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2016
  • Emergency Management Taught course 2015
  • Intro Homeland Security Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Biology, Natural Science, University of Wisconsin
  • M.A. Business (Health Administration), University of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D. Population Heath (Heath Services Research), University of Wisconsin
  • Full Name

  • James Ramsay